1276 Square Feet of Log Home Bliss

1276 Square Feet of Log Home Bliss

When I first heard of it, I thought ‘Oh no, beware of the bears!’, but the bears at Three Bear Lodge are pretty friendly (actually, they’re carved from wood, just like everything else at the lodge, and they’re always ready to greet and welcome guests as they round the bend to the lodge’s private driveway). Three Bear Lodge is a marvelous example of a rustic yet elegant log home/cabin furnished with hand-crafted log furniture which fit together to create a tasteful, cozy atmosphere.

A log cabin, in its most basic form, is just a dwelling constructed of logs. While a log cabin is typically thought to be a less finished or less architecturally sophisticated structure, modern log cabins are breaking headway in this older school of thought. Log cabins have an ancient history in Europe, and in America they are usually associated with the first generation of home building by the early settlers. While the Roman architect, Vitruvius Pollio, described construction with logs in his architectural treatise De Architectura, historically log cabin construction has its roots in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe and although the exact origin is uncertain, it is generally agreed that the first log structures were probably built around 3,500 B.C.E. Even today, log cabins are mostly constructed without the use of nails and thus derive their stability from simple stacking, with only a few dowel joints for reinforcement (this is because log cabins tend to slightly compress as they settle and nails would soon be out of alignment or torn out). In the present-day United States, settlers may have constructed log cabins by as early as 1638 in what is now New York (originally settled by the Forest Finns of Finland/Sweden).

Three Bears Lodge certainly isn’t a less finished or less sophisticated structure. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. This beautiful log lodge boasts plenty of windows, for stunning views of the woods, the furniture is all top-of-the-line, designed to create a warm and comfortable environment, and from the wood fire, to the overstuffed sectional sofa, to the sparkling private hot tub on the back deck which overlooks the wooded hills, Three Bears Lodge, which boasts two master bedrooms with king-sized mattresses and two private en-suite bathrooms (complete with jetted tubs), is the perfect vacation cabin rental for anyone looking for the perfect get-away.

The Budd family (Valerie and Robert, and their children Chloe, Cameron and Jeffery) are the ones who made Three Bear Lodge (along with a number of other lodges, all part of Branson Vacation Rental Cabins) possible. Branson, Missouri, became the Budd’s home away from home as they vacationed there over the years, while their children attended the local Kanakuk Kamps during the 1990’s. In 2005 they bought their first cabin, and just a few short years later they now manage a total of 22 cabins (some they own, some they manage for other owners), renting them out to ‘happy campers’ year after year.

Three bears might greet you as you round the bend, but a wall of windows, giving you a glimpse into the world of cabin living at its very best, is what greets you upon your entry into cozy, comfortable and stunning Three Bears Lodge. Branson Vacation Rental Cabins is the kind of place where you’ve got all the comforts of home (maybe even more!) and you’ll sleep like a ‘log’ (in a rustic log-framed bed, handcrafted by a local Arkansasartisan). Who could ask for anything better?

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